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There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Offenburg Bahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Freiburg

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Train via Cologne

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

Train via Luxembourg

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Colmar

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau

Fly Brussels to Basel, bus

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the bus from Basel Euroairport FR to Freiburg

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Basel, bus

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL)
  3. Take the bus from Basel Euroairport FR to Freiburg

Fly Brussels to Strasbourg, train

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Strasbourg (SXB)
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Offenburg
  3. Take the train from Offenburg Bahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

Fly Brussels to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau by train

14 Weekly Trains
5h 18m Average Duration
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Freiburg im Breisgau is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Freiburg im Breisgau is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Freiburg im Breisgau is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Belgium from Germany is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau is to bus which costs €25 - €35 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau is to drive which costs €90 - €130 and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Freiburg. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Freiburg Hauptbahnhof via Strasbourg and Offenburg Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Brussels and Freiburg im Breisgau is 406 km. The road distance is 513.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau without a car is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs €120 - €210.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau, including transfers.

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Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs €120 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 8h 5m.

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  • Distance: 406.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau via Strasbourg and Offenburg Bahnhof in around 5h 18m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Freiburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost €25 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€500 - €900
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €800
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €1000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Offenburg to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €32
1st Class
€20 - €25
Train from Luxembourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €65
1st Class
€50 - €65
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Train from Strasbourg to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €27
1st Class
€15 - €18
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg Bahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg Bahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Offenburg station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Offenburg Bahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €29
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Bruxelles-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €45
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Freiburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€40 - €60
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17
Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-AG
Phone
07821/9960770
Email
info@sweg.de
Website
sweg.de
Train from Strasbourg Bahnhof to Offenburg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-AG
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel Euroairport FR to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Freiburg station.

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Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Freiburg Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau is 514 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Brussels to Freiburg im Breisgau.

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Austrian Airlines, KLM, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Freiburg im Breisgau. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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